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Rearranging Urban Space

Menichelli, Francesca (2013) Rearranging Urban Space International Journal of E-Planning Research, 2 (4). pp. 13-26.

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This article investigates what happens to urban space once an open-street CCTV system is implemented, framing the analysis in terms of the wider struggle that unfolds between different urban stakeholders for the definition of acceptability in public space. It is argued that, while the use of surveillance cameras was initially seen as functional to the enforcement of tighter control and to the de-complexification of urban space so as to make policing easier, a shift has now taken place in the articulation of this goal. As a result, it has slowly progressed to affect the wider field of sociability, with troubling consequences for the public character of public space. In light of this development, the article concludes by making the case for a normative stance to be taken in order to increase fairness and diversity in the city.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Department of Sociology
Authors :
Date : October 2013
DOI : 10.4018/ijepr.2013100102
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2013 IGI Global
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 17 Apr 2018 09:19
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 19:09

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